GIKA membership expresses a researcher’s continuing focus on innovation and knowledge processes. GIKA members embrace the wisdom of GIKA Fellow Gerd Gigerenzer, who argues that “Scientists’ tools are not neutral.” Tools-in-use indicate the relevance of alternative theories and the researcher’s focus as to how to answer research questions. GIKA members recognize the need to contribute useful theory on why superior innovations are often initially rejected by users who would benefit the most from their adoption. GIKA members understand that innovation and knowledge research is tricky business since people in organizations/firms often tell more and less than they actually know consciously and non-consciously.
GIKA is the one global organization that welcomes scholars seeking to acquire a deep understanding of innovation and knowledge theory and practice.